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Cost: £399

Duration: 1.00 days

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Course overview:  

Statistical Process Control, or SPC, is a method for gaining an understanding of the types of variation within a process and hence guide actions to either control or reduce this variation. It is used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation.

Who should attend:  

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Familiarity with basic statistical concepts would be beneficial but not necessary.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

SPC can be used to understand the types of variation present within manufacturing process. By understanding the types of variation present actions can be taken either to eliminate the variation or reduce its impact. If the variation is excessive the process can be stopped to avoid making nonconforming product.
It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement to support the management of critical product or process characteristics. Companies that apply SPC successfully, see improved product quality, on time delivery performance and reduction in the cost of non-quality.
Delegates will become competent in implementing, undertaking and auditing Statistical Process Control concepts including variable and attribute studies.

Topics covered: 

  • Overview of SPC 
  • Concepts of process variation 
  • Understanding Common and Special cause variation 
  • Charting for Variable data 
  • Charting for Attribute data 
  • Control limits
  • Capability calculation

Certification: 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.


Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK’s automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:
  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support


Course booking details:  

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
18/09/2019 - 18/09/2019  09:00 - 17:00 Birmingham, United Kingdom £399 Fully Booked Enquire
30/10/2019 - 30/10/2019  09:00 - 17:00 Birmingham, United Kingdom £399 Fully Booked Enquire
27/11/2019 - 27/11/2019  09:00 - 17:00 Birmingham, United Kingdom £399 Spaces Available Book

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